It is one of the typical small towns of Mongolia with a lot of colored rooves and small administrative buildings. Also, it is considered to be one of the collective towns for wheat and sea back thorn berries.

This place used to be the capital city of Mongols in the 13th century established by Chinggis Khan. It is said to have been a beautiful town with tall fences around, many districts including Mongolian ger district, Arabic, Chinese, and others. The main palace of the Khan called Tumen Amgalan (10 thousands of peace) Palace had a man-made lake in the front.

Soon after Khubilai Khaan (grandson of Chinggis Khaan) moved his capital to Beijing of today in the middle of the 13th century, the town started to decline.

One of the Golden blood (king’s blood) Altan Khan decided to build Buddhist Monastery on top of the ruins and called it the Erden Zuu Monastery in 1585.

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